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    yellolorry
    Glasgow companies to replace/renovate windows - Recommendations Please
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    • 15th May 09, 1:24 PM
    Glasgow companies to replace/renovate windows - Recommendations Please 15th May 09 at 1:24 PM
    I have an old Glasgow tenement flat with drafty, rattly old sash windows. I am looking to either renovate or replace them this summer - but I'm looking to avoid the dreaded double glazing salesmen!

    Can anyone recommend any reliable firms in the Glasgow area that do good quality, reasonably priced window renovations and/or replacement double glazing?

    Thanks for your help.
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  • goodfellow
    Window Repairs Glasgow
    Spectrum Windows of Glasgow are are very reliable company that I have used twice in the past. They give a reasonable price and turn up when they say they will. I would highly recommend them for window repairs in the Glasgow Area.
    • uberteeb
    • By uberteeb 21st Sep 12, 6:02 PM
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    uberteeb
    I'm in a similar situation, was freezing last winter and my Scottish Power dual bill was about £70 for a 2 bed tennement, really really old drafty single glazing. Double glazing websites are mince always asking for details which I dont want to give out.

    I'll give these freelance guys a go, anyone recommend any others?

    I've got 1 big bay window (consisting of 3 seperate windows) and 3 others giving a total of 6. Anyone know roughly how much I should be expecting to pay?

    I don't have a measuring tape so can't measure but at a guess I'd say they are about 8 feet high, 3 of them maybe 4 feet wide and 2 arounnd 2 feet wide and the kitchen one maybe 2 feet by 4 feet.
    • jennifernil
    • By jennifernil 28th Sep 12, 8:22 PM
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    jennifernil
    We used these guys, they were very good, they do all sorts of windows.


    http://directory.independent.co.uk/company/a-b-carpenters-glasgow-ltd/2649635

    If you cannot find a phone number, I can dig one out for you. Adam Burns and Neal Ewing are their names.
  • lochlochy
    Keep away from 'Freelance' You'd be better off keeping your old windows. Honestly! I wish I'd gone to CR Smith or a reputable company. I didn't realise this company was cheap and just wanted draught proof windows. I didn't shop around. Serves me right I guess. It wouldn't have bothered me to pay a few thousand more. I just thought this company was good and am very disappointed. Gutted in fact that I've totally wasted my money.
  • Josiejo
    Scottish window craft are the way to go - affordable quality workmanship. They draft proof, refurbish and/or replace sash and casement windows at very reasonable prices compared to these other posts - listed on yell - scottish window craft, bellshill.
  • aliasojo
    I don't think I've ever seen so much SPAM on the one thread before.
    Herman - MP for all!
    • scotsbob
    • By scotsbob 21st Jun 13, 9:03 PM
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    scotsbob
    Scottish window craft are the way to go - affordable quality workmanship. They draft proof, refurbish and/or replace sash and casement windows at very reasonable prices compared to these other posts - listed on yell - scottish window craft, bellshill.
    Originally posted by Josiejo

    Is this not the company that was mentioned on the BBC Watchdog programme? Might be better to avoid them.
  • Katie14
    I am planning to refurbish my sash and case windows - Glasgow tenement flat with 9 windows
    Victorian Sash co have been recommended and are quoting £4000 for the job
    Anyone had any e pertinence of this company?
    Does price seem reasonable?
  • Katie14
    Oops - meant experience !
  • Alan29
    Sash windows
    Hi, try these guys, check out their website, it's B.Smith and son
  • shimidale
    best price for windows
    Westrenovationsltd.co.uk are supplying and fitting 17 a rated pvc sash and case to a victorian terrace in stepps for £9000 average £530 per window.
    • sashman
    • By sashman 17th Aug 13, 8:42 PM
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    sashman
    I am planning to refurbish my sash and case windows - Glasgow tenement flat with 9 windows
    Victorian Sash co have been recommended and are quoting £4000 for the job
    Anyone had any e pertinence of this company?
    Does price seem reasonable?
    Originally posted by Katie14
    there are 3 Victorian sash companies all trading from the same address....!!!

    PM me and I will email you the website
    Buying quality goods which last, should be an investment that saves money.
    Buying cheap products which fail, wastes money and costs twice as much in the long run.



  • scotsmale
    sash windows in glasgow area..
    hi i was looking to get some sash windows replaced or repaired but wanted to ask if anyone can recommend me some companies etc.

    thanks
    • peterarm90
    • By peterarm90 8th Jul 15, 10:16 AM
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    peterarm90
    Although this is an old thread I would like to point some things out about Freelance Windows.

    As an EX-employee I have some inside knowledge of the company.

    First of all 'Christophersmith' was an ex installer for the company who left with 'amg' to subcontract so that post is obviously spam trying to get themselves more work, no doubt 'amg' was a good installer though he was around 65 years old and worked from a van.

    'Juliescot', if it is the same 'juliescott' I believe it is she was a serial caller who had her windows inspected several times after installation for draught and leaks and was advised that the render work on the exterior of her property was not in good condition therefore no good seal could be guaranteed, as a window company they do not provide render work....Obvious.

    While I can admit that Freelance is not the most amazing company there is and do not get everything 100%, they do try to provide a high level of work that is cost efficient to the customer and generally do their best to make sure everyone of their customers is happy.

    They do not take deposits (unless its on a supply only basis) and only ask for payment on completion of the installation providing the customer is satisfied with the job.
    • scotsbob
    • By scotsbob 10th Jul 15, 12:39 AM
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    scotsbob

    While I can admit that Freelance is not the most amazing company there is and do not get everything 100%
    Originally posted by peterarm90

    This is probably the reason there are so many posters on this thread complaining about them.


    Amazingly another newbie "liked" your first post only hours after you posted it
    My heart may be heavy but my conscience is clear,
    I wasn't a traitor, I showed no fear.
  • Mook88
    We've found this company - mmtimberwindows.com/index.php?id=1, called their consultant and he arranged everything for us. We're waiting for our slding sash to be installed. The contact was grat, prices fair, can't wait for the results.
    • cheaphead
    • By cheaphead 12th Sep 15, 10:09 PM
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    cheaphead
    We have MM Timber Windows as well. They weren't cheap :P, but the quality is phenomenal.
    • peterarm90
    • By peterarm90 14th Oct 15, 4:31 PM
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    peterarm90
    Well 'Scotsbob' name me a company who do get everything right ALL the time and never make mistakes?
    During my time at the company I can remember several times where people who had windows fitted by other 'reputable' companies such as CR, Everest Etc called to complain they had draughts/leaks and so on but where told they would get an appointment sent out in writing within the next 6-8 weeks but needed it done much sooner as it was winter and it was in a young child bedroom, now to me that is the worst kind of customer service.

    and you quoted me saying "While I can admit that Freelance is not the most amazing company there is and do not get everything 100%" though not the rest of the paragraph, strange, have you had personal dealing with the company and first hand experience?
    • Jojocat
    • By Jojocat 7th Nov 15, 1:16 PM
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    Jojocat
    My flat's in a tenement that was built around 1870 and the council's put a 'conservation area' label on. The building was renovated by GCC in 1985; they removed the old timber sash + case frames and put in timber tilt single glazed windows. The frames are starting to rot at the front and when I called GCC, they said I need planning permission to remove the tilt ones & put in sash timber frames as I can't do 'like for like' - because they want the old style (sash) back.
    Anyone else gone through this ?
    Is it complicated to apply for planning permission?
    Do I need an architect to do this and how much would this add to the cost?
    (flat's on the ground floor, 2 normal sized tenement windows + 4 slim windows)
    Last edited by Jojocat; 07-11-2015 at 1:20 PM.
    • skimmy
    • By skimmy 19th Nov 15, 7:21 PM
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    skimmy
    MM Timber Windows is a great manufacturer very well know in Poland, great products.
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